Creator

Date Original

1821

Description

The entries in this journal document Ellen Stetson's journey in 1821 with Nancy Brown to Dwight Mission near Russellville, Arkansas, from Brimfield, Massachusetts

Biographical/Historical Note

Ellen Stetson was born March 30, 1783, in Kingston, Massachusetts. She travelled to Arkansas with Nancy Brown to become a teacher at Dwight Mission located near Russellville, Arkansas, on Illinois Creek. The trip began on September 3, 1821, and she arrived at the mission December 22, 1821. Stetson served at the mission until her death on December 29, 1848. Dwight Mission, the first Protestant mission to be established in Arkansas, was commissioned by the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions (ABCFM), a Presbyterian organization.Begun by Cephas Washburn and Alfred Finney in 1819, the mission ran a boarding school for Cherokee children, and at its peak, taught 100 students. After the Cherokee removal, the mission moved to IndianTerritory.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Massachusetts

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.018.002

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Ellen Stetson journal, SMC.018.002

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Ellen Stetson journal, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

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Disciplines

United States History

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